"Farewell my Friend" - Print Reservation

Marking the 80th anniversary of Operation 'Chastise' which took place on the night 16th-17th May 1943.

The scene depicts Wing Commander Guy Gibson with his trusty dog, along with the rest of his crew as they're about to board Avro Lancaster ED932. Wing Commander Gibson led 133 aircrew of 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force; who between them flew 19 specially adapted bombers on a bombing raid to destroy three dams in the Ruhr valley, a heavy industrial area in Germany.

Wing Commander Gibsons dog was unfortunately hit by a vehicle and killed on the evening of the 15th May, the night before the mission. He loved his dog and was greatly upset by his loss. It's quite possible he said farewell to his black Labrador prior to every mission incase it was his last. His dog has therefore been depicted partially transparent in appearance; a vision of his recently lost friend.

Wing Commander Guy Gibson survived Operation Chastise, but tragically didn't make it through the War and died when his Havilland Mosquito crashed on the night of 19 September 1944.

10th June - www.emenyart.com

"Farewell my Friend"

Image "16.5" x 11.75"
Paper 18.5" x 14" (approx)

Certificate of Authenticity


(Edition size) 200

High quality archival grade paper.


Each print and certificate are numbered, dated and signed by myself the artist.

To reserve without deposit, please email a request by contacting me via the link below.

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2 comments on “"Farewell my Friend" - Print Reservation”

  1. Marcus Welding says:

    Does this magnificent print framed please, if not how much will it be if it is framed please.

    1. Hi Marcus, unfortunately no framing option. Mainly because of risk of glass damage and because I find people like to chose frames styles themselves. Any local framers should be able to assist. Thanks, Matthew

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